The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) once again joins the City of Beaumont for the annual July 4 Celebration in downtown Beaumont. The orchestra’s patriotic concert will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4, inside the Julie Rogers Theatre and is free, and open to the public. Following the concert, at 9:00 p.m., the festivities conclude with a grand fireworks display.

The musical salute to our nation’s independence will include “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “Olympic Fanfare,” “A Salute to the Big Bands” and more. The Symphony will also perform Sousa’s “Liberty Bell March” with guest conductor Terrance Davis, a 2014 graduate of Westbrook High School and resident of Boys Haven. Davis was the recipient of a donation of the Symphony Ball’s July 4 Guest Conductor auction item won by Melinda Cormier.

The concert will also include a “Salute to the Armed Forces” honoring servicemen and women from past and present. The concert is sure to be as explosive as the fireworks show that follows.

Lawn chairs and coolers are not permitted inside the Julie Rogers Theatre. 

The premiere sponsor of the July 4 concert is ExxonMobil. Concert contributors include HEB, Mobiloil Federal Credit Union, Marine Fueling, the Symphony League of Beaumont and the City of Beaumont.

The July 4th concert will lead the way into the upcoming 62nd season and an exciting lineup of concerts following the theme “It’s your Symphony… with a Twist!” Visit for the complete season schedule.

For more information about the Symphony of Southeast Texas, or to purchase season tickets, call 4409-892-2257 or e-mail